It’s no wonder we’re so screwed.
Barack Obama has decided that he is the king of the United States and Republicans are in meek compliance. Obama unilaterally took us to war in Libya on a false premise. Libya was never an imminent threat. Obama invoked the War Powers Act in defense of his actions but now that the 60 days has passed Obama simply declared that he will simply not abide by the law.
In an effort to satisfy those arguing he needs to seek congressional authorization to continue US military activity in accordance with the War Powers Resolution, President Obama wrote a letter to congressional leaders this afternoon suggesting that the role is now so “limited” he does not need to seek congressional approval.
“Since April 4,” the president wrote, “U.S. participation has consisted of: (1) non-kinetic support to the NATO-led operation, including intelligence, logistical support, and search and rescue assistance; (2) aircraft that have assisted in the suppression and destruction of air defenses in support of the no-fly zone; and (3) since April 23, precision strikes by unmanned aerial vehicles against a limited set of clearly defined targets in support of the NATO-led coalition’s efforts.”
Never mind that Obama has lied about virtually every aspect of the Libyan involvement right from the start, which is why you’re an idiot to believe anything Barack Obama says.
There was a time when democrats thought this was a bad thing:
Hillary Clinton: “If the administration believes that any, any use of force against Iran is necessary, the president must come to Congress to seek that authority.”
Joe Biden:“I want to make it clear. And I made it clear to the President that if he takes this nation to war with Iran without Congressional approval. I will make it my business to impeach him. That’s a fact. That is a fact.”
And the Republicans?
Lindsey Graham whined recently about Fox News hindering Graham’s efforts at amnesty.
“In today’s world, it’s very hard for bi-partisan agreements to be formed,” said Graham, “because those who don’t like what you’re trying to do are able to generate a lot of pushback early on, so this 24 hour news cycle makes it very, very difficult, but not impossible.
“Let’s talk about immigration. When Fox News is saying ‘amnesty’ 24 hours a day, it makes it harder for me to get people on my side,” he added. “When the left, through MSNBC, talks about the tax cuts being a sell-out and going back to Bush policies, it makes harder for our Democratic colleagues.
Graham is a RINO. He is a closet democrat who is stupid enough to support the Schumer amnesty program, and here’s where Graham amply demonstrates just how much of a fool he is:
In March 2011, Graham said, “If you secure your border, control who gets a job in America, I’m more than willing to give a legal status to the 10 or 12 million so they don’t have to live in fear, but they come out of the shadows, they identify themselves, they pay a fine, they work, pay taxes, they learn our language, and if they want to be a citizen, they get in the back of the line.”
First, the Mexican border is not secure and there is no border security in sight.
Second, this is an amnesty bill. It rewards those who have broken the law.
Third, Graham seems entirely incapable of understanding a fundamental principle in human behavior: if you reward bad behavior, you will get more of it. All this amnesty would do is incentivize more illegals to invade the country and be signed up for the promise. Especially in a time of high unemployment, the last thing this country needs is a further influx of unskilled labor in need of social services and support.
HHS has approved another 200 Obamacare reform waivers, with about 20 percent of those going to “luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants, hip nightclubs, day spas and four-star hotels” in Nancy Pelosi’s district.
But fear not:
Pelosi’s office denies any personal connection to the companies in her district that were awarded waivers.
So it must be true.
In addition, one of the most ardent supporters of Obamacare- the AARP- has also been granted a waiver. And it’s all about the money.
The AARP was a driving force behind getting Obamacare through Congress, contributing a large sum to the $121 million advertising campaign pushing it, and spending millions more lobbying for it on Capitol Hill.
The senior citizen advocacy organization stands to make huge profits from Medicare Advantage cuts and from the exemptions it will benefit from when it comes to the Medigap plans sold under what AARP CEO A. Barry Rand calls the AARP’s “for-profit side.”
The AARP’s support of Obamacare during the debate over the legislation raised lots of eyebrows nationwide, as President Obama called for $313 billion in cuts to Medicare to push the plan through. Seniors weren’t happy about it, and many ripped AARP representatives at town hall meetings nationwide.
Now, though, it’s clear that the AARP is set to make millions, if not billions, of extra dollars in Medigap plan sales moving forward because they’ve effectively knocked out their biggest competitor, Medicare Advantage, through Obamacare.
And the Republicans? This is the best conservatives can get:
I want to see someone with the same attitude democrats had when they controlled all of Congress, i.e. “Go f**k yourself”. I want to see some fire in the belly. With Republicans like these, we don’t need Republicans.